This is about a beautiful clip a reader of mine in Brazil sent to me. In it, you see Joshua Bell, the virtuoso violinist. He is playing his Stradivarius in the New York Subway while the hurried crowd ignores him. This act, and what is newsworthy about it, is that we don’t appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Read whatever you want into this. I wish everyone: friends, acquaintances, detractors, enemies and those of you who are unknown, happiness. (Oops! I hope I didn’t sound corny, I still mean it.) Until next year.
Translated by: Hank
December 30 2011